20 May 2020 last updated at 21:04 GMT
 
IPL spot-fixing: Meiyappan's voice sample confirmed
Friday 24 October 2014

According to a report, the Forensic Science Lab in Mumbai has identified the voice of Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of N Srinivasan, in a tapped phone conversation, thereby confirming his involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing scandal. A Times Now report has also confirmed the involvement of other bookies in the betting scam.

Meiyappan was allegedly the person involved in betting in Tamil Nadu. In February, a committee probing corruption in IPL said that the "allegations of betting and passing information" against Meiyappan "stand proved".

The report, based on the information provided by the Delhi and Mumbai police and comprising the FIR and chargesheet filed by Mumbai police and, transcripts of telephonic conversations, had said that "Meiyappan was indulging in betting through Vindu Dara Singh who was in direct touch with the bookies and punters like Mr Vikram Aggarwal".

"Bets placed by Mr Meiyappan inter alia were not only in favour of CSK but also against it. Meiyappan also bet on teams in matches of teams other than CSK," the report had said.

IPL possible with international stars after monsoon: Johri
Idea, of course hinges largely on T20 World Cup being deferred by Australia because of Covid-19
BCCI unlikely to recruit CFO for time being
It is unlikely that in the current situation when sporting bodies are under financial stress, the BCCI would employ another high-salaried executive